Proteomics Tools and Equipment
Protein Expression is the process of generating a specific protein by manipulating the gene expression in a living organism. The organisms utilized for protein expression must be easy to culture and maintain, grow rapidly, and produce large amounts of protein.
Avantor offers a comprehensive list of proteomics instruments and equipment, products, and supplies to meet your needs.
Protein Expression & Purification
We are a leading supplier of protein expression and purification products, including high-quality reagents and easy-to-use purification systems.
Protein Electrophoresis & Blotting
Obtain specialized protein gels, or find power supplies and accessories that match your electrophoresis chamber. Our offerings help you match your supplies to proteomics products and experimental requirements.
Protein Detection & Analysis
What Is Proteomics?
Proteomics is the study of the proteome, or the systematic, large-scale study of a complete set of proteins produced by an organism, tissue, or cell line. A variety of techniques are used to understand the function of proteins and how they interact with each other.
Both protein expression technologies and proteomics tools, instruments and equipment, and supplies enable scientists to study and analyze a wide variety of proteins.
What Is a Proteome?
A proteome is the entire set of proteins expressed by a cell line, tissue, or organism. The same term is also used to describe various proteins produced from certain cell or tissue types at a particular time.
The proteome of an organism is the expression of its genome. While the genome remains stable, the proteome is dynamic and changes in response to internal and external factors.
What Is Protein Expression?
Protein expression is the process of generating a specific protein by manipulating the gene expression in a living organism. The organisms used for protein expression must be easy to culture and maintain, grow rapidly, and produce large amounts of protein.
Why Is Proteomics Important?
Proteomics is important because by studying proteins within cells we can gain more knowledge about how cellular life functions. It is the proteins within the cell that provide the structure, produce energy, and allow communication, movement, and reproduction.
While knowing and understanding the human genome and genomics is important, this genetic information is static. Proteomics explores the dynamic nature of proteins and expands our understanding of how altered protein expression can result in diseased states. It can be used for prognostic and diagnostic purposes.
Additionally, by understanding protein markers better, more targeted approaches can be used for therapeutic treatment plans and to develop more effective drugs.
By combining proteomics with genomics, biomedical research will be able to advance its development of diagnostic and therapeutic products.
What Tools Are Used in Proteomics?
Proteomics tools commonly used include:
- Western blot – Detects specific protein molecules in a mixture of proteins.
- Chromatography – Separates complex mixtures at a high speed and provides high-resolution and high sensitivity.
- Mass spectrometry – Identifies and quantifies proteins by measuring the mass-to-charge ratio of ions.
- Protein arrays – Capable of identifying proteins, protein interactions, antibody-antigen interactions, and enzyme-substrate interactions.
- Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) – A plate-based assay capable of detecting and quantifying proteins.
Source High-Quality Proteomics Tools at Avantor
Whether your lab team works to identify proteins or analyze complex mixtures of proteins, Avantor carries the proteomics tools, equipment, and products necessary for highly efficient processes and reliable results. We also offer proteomics resources to help make your scientific vision a reality.
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